You may find the Reading Corner in the gardens on sunny days over the Spring school holidays - Tuesdays to Fridays. Bring the family and a picnic and enjoy some extended garden time.
Our Spring Planning meeting has been put forward to:
Wednesday, 20th August at 7.30
Custom House Hotel
Come along and join us to chat about all the different activities we do and what you'd like to contribute as well.
It might be cold outside but we're getting ready for spring!
The Children/Education Subcommittee co-ordinate a number of garden activities over the warmer months and we need to review and plan for this season. We hope to offer:
To chat about getting involved and keeping these great initiatives going, please come along for drinks at the Morning Star on Wednesday, 13th August at 7.30 pm.
Storytime under the Golden Elm – “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” – Friday 4 April 2014
10.30am – 11.00am in the Williamstown Botanic Gardens
You are invited to come along to this final Storytime of the 2013- 2014 season. Should it be raining library staff will run an alternative story time in the Williamstown branch of Hobsons Bay Libraries.
General Meeting of the Friends – 7.30pm Monday 7 April 2014
Williamstown Croquet Club 104 Victoria Street, Williamstown.
Members are invited to a brief meeting to discuss planning for Paint the Gardens and to register to assist on Sunday the 13th of April so we can set up a roster. We will need help with set up from 8.00am onwards, manning tables and voting boxes from 11.00 am to 3.15pm, counting votes, assisting with the plant and book stall through the day and pack up at 5.00pm.
We will also discuss planning to deal with a change of venue to the Williamstown Town Hall if, on Friday the 11th of April, heavy rain is forecast for the day of Paint the Gardens.
If you cannot come to the meeting but can help on Sunday the 13th please contact Sue Murray email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9397 5698 or Lindy Wallace email email@example.com or phone 9391 5387 by Tuesday the 8th of April to let us know the time/s you can help so we can finalise the roster.
Paint the Gardens – 13th April 2014
Williamstown Botanic Gardens
Entries are coming in, sponsors have committed, advertising posters and boards are up. All is set for a great day for the Friends and the community.
Book Corner April 2014
The book corner will appear in the Gardens on fine week days from the 7th of April to Thursday the 17th of April. We will ask for volunteers to help set up and pack up.
Visit of Friends of Bendigo Botanic Gardens –10.30am Wednesday 30 April 2014
Williamstown Botanic Gardens
Please note this date and come along if you can for a walk, talk and lunch.
CONGRATULATIONS to Anja Lee for her 2014 HBCC Inspirational Woman Award recognising her years of amazing work with the Friends education activities.
Local author and storyteller, Jackie Kerin, donated two signed books to the Reading Corner including her most recent story called 'Lyrebird'. We are very grateful to Jackie's generosity and trust that lots of children will enjoy her work over the school holidays.
So what's happening in Williamstown Botanic Garden this month?
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